tv KPIX 5 News Early Edition CBS December 31, 2013 5:00am-6:01am PST
ball is in place above times square. it will come down at the stroke of midnight. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado email@example.com >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. all right. well, the new year has just arrived in sydney, australia. and there you go. this video live from sydney. the celebration features fireworks display of course over the trademark bridge and opera house. the party continues moving west across the globe ending tonight of course right here in the united states. beautiful, huh? >> beautiful, though. sydney opera house there. >> we don't quite do it like that. >> no. over the bay it's pretty too but that's gorgeous. happy new year there. good morning, it is new year's eve, tuesday, december 31. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. let's get you out the door with a little traffic and weather. we are going to bring in the new year the same way as we say
good-bye to it. >> it will quiet. which is probably good news for folks going out tonight. a few more clouds moving across our skies this morning as we head toward the afternoon, we are expecting partly cloudy skies temperatures going to be in the 50s and the 60s. so again, another very mild day outside. but we'll see a few more clouds. out the door this morning, though, it's cool in spots but not as cold as yesterday due to the cloud cover. we have 44 degrees in san francisco. 39 in san jose. and 36 degrees in oakland. by the afternoon, highs running up into the 60s just about everywhere you go but 50s and low 60s a little bit of a sea breeze toward the coastline. we'll have more on new year's day coming up. >> bart is running until 3 a.m. for all these new year's celebrations this evening. golden gate ferry is operating on a holiday schedule. caltrain and ace regular service but everything is like clockwork, no delays.
so like clockwork on the roads, as well. extra light volume again at the bay bridge. they cleared overnight roadwork some towards yerba buena island. highway 4 is free and clear right now even past the "a" street exit on highway 4 continuing that way toward concord. 15 minutes between 238 and the maze. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." right now in san francisco, police are going over a number of crime scenes connected to a high-speed chase. kpix 5's mark kelly is where it all ended at golden gate park. >> reporter: the chase started in the potrero hill neighborhood around 9:00 and ended near golden gate park. you can see the debris behind me. this is near the southeast
corner of golden gate park on waller street. the chase started when a patrol car tried stopping the suspect in potrero hill. when one officer walked up to the car the driver sped off winding through several neighborhoods. during the chase one officer fired a shot that hit the suspect car. the suspect tried to run after he crashed but was quickly caught. >> there are so many crime scenes that we have to look at, the vehicle accident or collision scenes, the officer- involved shooting scene and here where the vehicle collided. >> reporter: so the suspect in custody this morning with nonlife-threatening injuries. one officer also injured but we're not sure how. we also do not know if the suspect had a gun but you can see from the mess here this morning, we got fluid on the ground, debris. we are expecting an update later this morning.
live in san francisco, mark kelly, kpix 5. >> we still have not been told the original reason why the officers approached the suspect. in oakland the family of the teen declared brain-dead has until january 7 to find a facility that will take care of their daughter. kpix 5's cate caugiran live in the newsroom now and cate, an alameda county judge gave the family a new deadline in the last-minute reprieve yesterday. >> reporter: frank, that new deadline came an hour before children's hospital oakland was allowed to turn off 13-year-old jahi mcmath's ventilator. it was scheduled to be turned off last night but a judge granted the family a reprieve after the family filed a restraining order. it was filed along with nearly 100 pages of documents and a video that the family says shows jahi responding to her mother's voice. mcmath was declared brain-dead after she underwent a tonsillectomy. >> i believe my daughter is alive. i don't care what they say. she's moving. and if you go in a room and with your child and you talk to your child and even though they
say your child is brain-dead and they respond to you and they move, you're going to believe that your child is alive. >> the family raised more than $20,000 to move jahi mcmath to new york state to a care facility, but that requires a tracheotomy for breathing and to insert a feeding tube. the hospital won't perform medical procedures on a dead person. the family says they did find a licensed facility in new york state as we mentioned and proper transportation to move her once everything is approved. frank? >> cate, has a facility been in touch with children's hospital oakland? >> frank, the hospital spokesman says no, it hasn't received any confirmation that another hospital is willing to take the young girl so again, we'll just have to see how it unfolds. >> thank you, cate caugiran live in the newsroom. kpix 5 spoke to a biomedical ethicist at stanford about this emotional case. he says there are two ways in which a patient can be declared dead, by circulatory criteria meaning the heart is stopped or
by neurological criteria meaning the brain has stopped. >> some cases of living patients with catastrophic brain injury, it's really though critically important that the public be clear, this is not a terri schiavo case. this is not an end of life case. this is a patient homeowners' end of life came and wind. >> here's the timeline. jahi mcmath had the tonsillectomy three weeks ago. after surgery she never regained consciousness after cardiac arrest. three days later she was declared brain-dead and the legal battle began. cal fire says no to backyard campfires to ring in the new year. the weather is too dry so there's a ban on all outdoor burning in most of the bay area. campfires will be allowed only in designated campgrounds or with special permission on private property. on top of the burn ban today is
another "spare the air" day. watch out for the king tides. there could be some flooding in low-lying areas around the bay this morning. this is the timed of year when tides are especially high around the noon moon. -- new moon tomorrow. tide will be 7 feet above sea level and tomorrow, as well. a massive crude oil fire in north dakota burned through the night after a train derailed carrying fuel. a whole town is being asked to evacuate. susan mcginnis reports. >> reporter: explosion sent flames and smoke billowing into the sky after a train carrying crude oil derailed near casselton, north dakota, about half hour west of fargo. >> we were taking a nap and we heard a boom and we ran outside and seen black smoke and then orange smoke. >> reporter: as night fell monday, local authorities warned a shift in the winds could push toxic fumes from the
blaze over the town of casselton. >> there's a very heavy plume of smoke and carcinogen coming from the burning wreckage of those cars. >> reporter: police urged all 2400 residents to evacuate. >> just grab whatever and leave because they were like outside my house waiting for us to leave. >> reporter: officials with bns of railway company believe a train transporting grain derailed and hit the train carrying crude oil sparking the explosions and the fire. a team from the national transportation safety board is on the way to help figure out what caused the accident. crews are letting the blaze burn itself out. so investigators are not expected to get close enough to gather evidence until later today. susan mcginnis, cbs 2 news. >> there were no reported injuries but health experts say breathing the fumes from the crude oil can cause red eyes and coughing. a worker at boston's logan airport was killed on the
tarmac. a driver was backing up when he hit the 59-year-old man. the driver was taken to the hospital and treated for stress. police say he did not appear to be impaired but was tested for drugs and alcohol. two attacks in just two days and this morning the death toll in russia suicide bombings has risen now to 34. in response to the deadly attacks, 5200 security forces have been deployed in the city of volgograd. police have detained dozens of people during the sweeps of that city. the attacks come just a month before the winter games are held in sochi. some 400 miles away from volgograd. united states is now stepping up offering more support to russia to ensure safe olympics. u.s. federal officials say russia has sought increased intelligence assistance, as well. other countries are tightening athletics security. new video from indonesia. a volcano erupted six times this morning. that came after a lava dome in the volcano collapsed yesterday. the government's alert status
is at its highest level. almost 20,000 people have been evacuated from the area since a series of eruptions began a few months ago. before that, the volcano had been dormant for four centuries. mount etna is spewing lava into the sky. loud explosions were also heard. no one is in in any danger, though. mount etna's 20th eruption this year. they are the staple of the big apple. why horse-drawn carriages could ride off into the new york city sunset. >> more controversy for "duck dynasty." what the show's star says about high school girls in a newly surfaced video. also ahead. >> we're not dissuaded or discouraged. >> and it's the first of a kind rose parade float that not everyone wants to see. coming our way. 2013 the driest on record. what about 2014 in will we get some rain? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and we have a new overturn
crash we're watching going counter-commute in a busy area of the altamont pass. east bind 580 by grant line. we'll tell you what it's doing to your morning drive. we want to know what drives you crazy during your commute. continue to ask us questions or share your gripes by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or you can tweet me at #ewengerkpix, and watch to see if your question gets answered on air every friday morning. we'll be right back. he needs a firmer he needs a firmer tempur-pedic... she wants a softer tempur-pedic... they both get what they need with the new tempur-choiceep n the first tempur-pedic with multi-zone comfort control, featuring customizable shoulder, back, and leg support on each side. plus, get four years interest free financing. try the revolutionary new tempur-choice today! it's the perfect choice... ...for both of us! ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪
the star... who was tempora suspended from the show for you wait until they get to 20 years old. the only picking that will take place is in your pocketed. you going to marry one of these girls 15 or 16 -- >> the "duck dynasty" drama continues. the star who was temporarily suspended from the show for his anti-gay and racially insensitive comments is now telling men to marry girls in high school. the video has surfaced from a speech phil robertson made in 2009. he talked about men marrying a good christian woman that can cook and clean ducks after hunting. recently he claimed blacks were happy before the civil rights era and likened homosexuality to bestiality. it's trending on at which time they are morning. also trending hillary clinton. the former secretary of state is the most admired woman among
americans for the 12th year. bill de blasio wants to ban horse-drawn case, in central park. carly ray jeppesen the call me maybe singler star as cinderella in a new broadway show and netflix is trending. more than 80 shows and streaming movies will disappear tomorrow. >> i'm thinking liz has never seen "duck dynasty." >> i agree. >> "duck dynasty" has been on in my house before. i know. shocking. i know. it's a big controversy. i have seen a little of it here and there. let's go out live towards the altamont pass pass. in the commute direction of 580 nothing going on, extra light
this morning from the altamont pass through the livermore valley. and out into the dublin- pleasanton area. mass transit also looks good on this new year's eve morning. bart systemwide on time. and they are running that service until 3:00 tomorrow morning for the new year's day revelers and golden gate ferries start on a holiday schedule as early as this morning out of larkspur and sausalito so heads up. you may want to check the website for the latest information there. caltrain and ace train number 1 no delays. here's a live look, 101 traffic close to third and if you are continuing down into san bruno everything is moving at the speed limit this morning towards sfo. and even highway 4 which is often busy at this time of the morning at 5:16, you can see it's about 63 miles per hour past the antioch exits into concord towards 242. and southbound 680 also moves at the speed limit into walnut creek. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." for more on your forecast, what are we going to wear tonight,
here's lawrence. >> elizabeth, i have never ridden bart on new year's eve but i heard it's a kick. >> it is. i have actually done that, too. it's interesting. [ laughter ] >> it is interesting. hey, you can do it tonight. around the bay area today it looks like it is going to stay dry. should be a good new year's eve outside as we have clouds in the sky just a dirty ridge out there as the clouds roll over the top of it right now. one main concern today the king tides. going to see some flooding today. tides of 7.1 feet, that's a big one coming in at nearly 10:00 this morning in san francisco. later in other parts of the bay area. and then minus 1.5 feet by the afternoon. so watch out. you're likely to see localized flooding. still, we have partly cloudy skies into the afternoon. it has been declared a "spare the air" day by the bay area air quality management starting out the new year on the dry side though pretty much the way we are ending 2013. that ridge just too strong. got several systems out there, just not going to get there, though, because we have that ridge that continues to hold in place. so we'll keep things dry not only dry here but around much
of the state. partly cloudy into sacramento. 66. 54 in yosemite. 53 mostly cloudy in lake tahoe if you are heading there. temperatures around the bay today will still be on the mild side even though we'll see a few more clouds maybe a couple of degrees cooler but not by much. 63 in san jose. 65 in morgan hill. 61 in fremont. east bay temperatures up into the 60s everywhere. then inside the bay, we'll see those numbers in the 60s. 50s, low 60s toward the coastline. how about this? looking out over the next couple of days we are going to see some warmer weather starting out the new year, some temperatures getting near 70. unfortunately, no rain in sight. maybe just maybe next week we'll start to talk about the possibility of some showers but we are starting out the new year unseasonably mild. the temperatures will be in the 60s and your sunrise time, 7:25. sunset tonight at 5:01. but bart, guys, what a ride that would be tonight. >> that would be like a "duck dynasty." >> i have heard it gets very interesting there late at night. >> yeah. i like the clear night for the fireworks. >> yeah. shouldn't be bad. we'll see a couple of high
clouds but nothing that will matter with the fireworks. >> thank you. [ applause and cheers ] >> some parts of the world already ringing in the new year. the clock struck midnight in new zealand where fireworks lit up the sky over auckland about an hour and a half ago. meanwhile, new york city crews are practicing the giant crystal ball drop in times square tonight. millions will pack new york city and many more will watch the ball drop as the clock strikes midnight. oakland police will be on the lookout for people firing off guns or fireworks tonight. they will be using shotspotter sensors to search for gunfire and other illegal activities. violators could face a $1,000 fine if caught. in san francisco, muni will be providing free service. it will offer rides starting at 8:00 tonight free through 5 a.m. and a same-sex couple will make history at this year's rose parade. >> danny leclair and aubrey lutz same-sex wedding venue will be one of the floats
during the rose parade. they will become real-life wedding cake toppers when they say i do on a giant cake shaped float in the 125th tournament of roses parade. calls to boycott the parade have been part of the backlash the float is receiving. >> we're not dissuaded or discouraged. we're absolutely grateful that we can be part of this conversation and really educate people. >> we're focused in love. we're standing in love. and that is why we're on top of this giant cake. >> the float will also feature a lesbian couple who have been together 42 years and legally married for five. 5:20. up next, a reporter faints on live tv leaving everyone around her in shock. what happened when she woke up? good morning, everybody. ahead, a local high school dunk from friday night that we just are going to rewind and watch over and over again, and why a couple of players colin kaepernick and clay matthews will not collide next sunday in green bay. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
passed out during a live interview in utah this weekend, but recod in time to fin poor thing. she is okay, though. a salt lake city tv reporter passed out during a live interview at utah this weekend but recovered in time, take a look, to finish her interview. she wrote on her blog, this isn't the first time it
happened. she says she fainted in high altitudes and cold temperatures before. but she is going to the doctor this week to be sure. good morning, everybody. it's been happening like a annual tradition. the day after the nfl regular season when the fire sale of head coaches begins. the case of cleveland, they couldn't wait until yesterday. >> yeah! you're fired! >> black monday, mike shanahan let go by the redskins. jim swartz in detroit. leslie frazier the vikings. greg schiano gone in tampa. and sunday, the browns fired rob chudzinski after just one season. carlos rodgers number 22 in right has an injured right hamstring. we don't know the results of an mri but his status for sunday's game with the packers unknown. remember nfl week one? that's when clay matthews hauled down colin kaepernick out of bounds. not going to happen again
because matthews is out with a broken thumb. matt brown coached his final game for texas last night at the alamobowl. two pick sixes by his quarterback mccoy did him in. oregon beat texas 30-7. farewell to mack brown. cameron oliver, that is a man shot to dunk at the classic. grant beat crespie final of 61- 58. that was cameron oliver. oh, by the way, the tournament mvp. see, we bring a little bit of it all to you this morning. have a good day, everybody. virginia, tennessee giving us our play of the day. time running out. first half tennessee's antonio barton pulls up inside half court says i want three! got it! knocks down the big three ball from downtown. tennessee goes on to win it by 35 points. your play of the day.
5:25 right now. see what's behind these extreme tides and when the next ones are set to hit. >> and waiting for rescue. the break that could come today for passengers stuck in the ship down in antarctica. >> reporter: and an oakland teen declared brain-dead gets more time. the last-minute moved by her family keeping her on a ventilator.
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up. >> checking the south bay commute, everything looks great so far on 101 near the trimble exit. full look at your "kcbs traffic" just minutes away. good morning? >> everyone. it's tuesday, december 31. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:30. developing at this hour, a judge grants jahi mcmath more time on a ventilator. the brain-dead teen's family now has a week to move her to another care facility. cate caugiran live in the newsroom now with the latest developments. and cate, the family still has a lot of work to do in a short amount of time. >> reporter: right. the family has a new deadline and also a renewed sense of hope but in order to keep that hope and jahi on the ventilator, the family has a lot work ahead. relief from a last-minute reprieve. >> i'm not trying to hold on to a corpse. that is a live girl in there. >> reporter: an hour before children's hospital oakland was allowed to turn off jahi mcmath's vents later, an alameda county judge stopped it. the family filed a restraining order along with nearly 100 pages of documents and a video
that the family says shows jahi responding to her mother's voice. >> i believe my daughter is alive. i don't care what they say. she is moving. if you go in a room with your child and you talk to your child and they say your child is brain-dead and they respond to you and they move, you're going to believe your child is alive. >> reporter: attorney christopher dolan says the family found a facility that will take the 13-year-old in new york state but the hospital is not cooperating. >> what we're hoping is that when the facility is locked in, that this hospital will do the procedure or let someone come in and do the procedure. what baffles me is they say jahi is dead. but they won't give us her body. >> reporter: the procedures are breathing and feeding tubes necessary for the teen to be moved. children's hospital has refused saying they won't perform procedures on dead people. >> my daughter is alive. she's warm. and i go in there and let her know all the time. we won today. maybe a small victory. we only got two more days. >> reporter: the family raised
$20,000 to secure transportation to jahi's new facility, wherever that is. live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> the hospital spokesman says they have not received any confirmation that another facility is willing to care for that teen. right now we have live pictures from san francisco where a high-speed chase ended with a crash near the southeast corner of golden gate park. that chase started about 10 minutes before 9:00 last night. it went through a number of neighborhoods before ending with a crash. the suspect ran off but was quickly caught. he has some injuries and was taken to the hospital. a police officer was injured during the pursuit. he was treated and released last night. it all started when police tried to contact a man behind the wheel of a rental car. >> incident started in the bayview district. officers went up to a car to take on a person of interest. he made some movements consistent with having
contraband or a weapon in the vehicle. the suspect then took off, pursuit followed. >> during the chase one officer fired a shot that hit the suspect car. the suspect tried to run after he crashed but was quickly caught. part of 19th avenue was closed last night because of the investigation. let's check in now with elizabeth to see if that's still a traffic problem. all the major roads have since reopened but there were a number of different investigations and several different san francisco neighborhoods. it took hours for this to clear. it started in the bayview went through the taraval district and ended up near gold park near waller and stanyan streets. everything is open for the morning drive. speaking of the morning drive, eastbound 580 at grant line this overturn crash is cleared to the center divide. they ran a traffic break at north flynn and now everything is cruising along both directions, volume so light traffic looks great so far out of tracy on this new year's eve. everything is "holiday light." bart systemwide on time and they are running trains until 3
a.m. golden gate ferries operating on a holiday schedule today. muni metro is offering free rides tonight after 8 p.m. and ace train number one and three, everything else is on schedule. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." frank and michelle, back to you. happening today around the bay, the water is rising. this is the time of year when we have what they call the king tides. they are higher tides than most of the rest of the year because of the way the earth, moon and sun line up and the gravitational influence from all that alignment. san francisco's baykeeper wants to see any photos you might have of the king tides to help with the shoreline planning as sea levels are expected to rise. >> with sea level rise and clement change the next 30 or 40 years, we might actually be looking at tides that are normally this high. >> king tides are expected today and again tomorrow and again near the end of january when there's another new moon. now let's check on weather, find out what's going on in the new year. the new year, i can't
believe it, guys. happy new year! >> thank you. >> yeah. good to be here with you on this last day of 2013. we have some clouds making their way across our skies today but the interesting thing will be the king tides into san francisco. we could see some localized flooding along the embarcadero right about 10:00 this morning. that's when we'll reach a tide of 7.1 feet. that's a big-time tide there. in the afternoon it goes the other way, minus 1.5 feet. so a lot of rocks are going to be exposed late in the day. so with that in mind, as we head throughout the bay area today, we'll find a mix of sunshine and some clouds and very mild temperatures again. cooler toward the coastline, 50s, low 60s there. and then maybe we'll find some mid-60s in the valleys and inside the bay. right now partly to mostly cloudy skies, a little fog. the temperatures in the 30s and 40s. by the afternoon, we are looking at 65 degrees a mix of sun and clouds into livermore. 64 into oakland, some hazy sunshine. and about 64 degrees also in redwood city. that's the latest forecast,
guys. back to you. >> all right, lawrence. thank you. happening today, walking arm in arm passengers of the ship stranded in ice in antarctica are stomping down the ice to prepare for a chopper rescue. you're looking at new video now recorded by the trapped passengers. the group got stuck while on a research expedition. three icebreakers have been unable to reach them. rescuers are expecting a break in the weather today. they plan to airlift people out. >> so they are preparing the helipad, stomp down the snow and ice so the chinese helicopter from snow dragon can reach us. >> there's enough food and the ship does have heat if rescue fails to happen again today. only 52 passengers will be airlifted out. the 22-team crew will remain on board. new video shows the moments after former formula 1 michael schumacher was injured in a ski accident. it shows him taking off from
the french alps. he was skiing on unmarked slopes when he fell and hit his head. there is a slight improvement in the condition after a two- hour surgery yesterday. he is in a medically-induced coma. wall street is up this year. dow is about to start the final day of trading for 2013 on track for the best year since 1996. it climbed above 16,000 for the first time ever this year. blue chips added about 26 points yesterday. quiet trading. the nasdaq lost 2. 54% of americans will make financial resolutions for 2014. >> that's up from 35% in 2009. that's according to fidelity investments. and here to help you achieve those resolutions is cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger. good morning, jill. >> reporter: good morning. >> so tell us, what's the best way to keep financial resolutions? >> reporter: well, you should write them down and only choose three to start.
also, make sure that you got a resolution that is concrete. instead of saying, i want to save more, a better resolution is, contribute 6% of my salary to my retirement plan. don't forget you have a scheduled time to check in on your progress. try two to four times a year, that should suffice. >> any tips where to start? >> reporter: i like the big 3. yeah, i know. i just call them the big 3. they are the core components of any financial plan. number one, aim for zero consumer debt. that includes credit cards and auto loans. the next thing is to maintain six to 12 months of your expenses in an emergency reserve fund. and finally, try to maximize your retirement plan contributions. >> okay. for the 1% that have those done -- [ laughter ] >> -- how about some other tips? >> reporter: well, i know, this is not the sexy recommendation, but draft or update your wills and your other estate documents and do not forget to review all
of your insurance coverage. then it's time to prioritize what comes next. do you want to buy a house in the next couple of years? are you ready to set aside some of those precious dollars for your kids' college or maybe you would like to try for an early retirement? you need to think about caring for your aging parents? these are just some of the questions that you need to think about to properly plan for your financial future. for more on new year's financial resolutions, you can go to jillonmoney.com, and you know, these are way easier to keep than lose 10 pounds and go to the gym three times a week. >> i was just thinking that. i think i can do this more than go to the gym. jill schlesinger, thank you. it is 5:39 now. california gun shops are expecting a run on long guns today because of a law that goes into effect tomorrow. starting tomorrow, the state will know exactly what kind of firearms people have. it used to destroy the information after five days. gun dealers will now have to register long gun purchases
with the state. business has been brisk at one shop down in san carlos. >> they know their driver's license information, their basic information is passed on to the government. the government knows that they have one long gun. but they just don't like the idea of them knowing exactly what they have in their possession. >> police say the new law will help track down guns used in crimes. in bay area headlines, the san francisco judge says he will make a ruling by the end of the week on the accreditation for city college of san francisco. lawyers for the accrediting commission for community and junior colleges took their fight to court yesterday saying they were right to pull city college's accreditation next july. the city of san francisco is suing to overturn that. now that the rush of the holidays is over, bay area nonprofit organizations are in need of volunteers. the san francisco and marin food bank said it's short almost 3,000 volunteers for the next two months. 5:40 now. not just good for your heart.
an elaborate crop circle appeared in chualar. monterey county sheriff's office says it has no reports of any strange activity in the area. >> my first reaction is, really? of all places, monterey county? it could happen anywhere, i suppose. >> security guards are now posted at the site and there's a video you can check out on youtube already. that didn't just happen. >> they are impressive regardless. >> you never know. >> perfect. >> who knows. 5:44. check on traffic. >> it was lawrence! we do that. he was there this weekend. >> the "great karnow"! >> someone great had to do that. all right. westbound 580 it is actually looking great so far. speaking of great. the traffic is great all the way through the livermore valley and the dublin- pleasanton ride. eastbound 580 there's a little slowing on the sensors. there is that one accident, it is out of lanes in the center divide but heads up it is approaching grant line road and they did run a traffic break to clear it out of the main lines of the freeway. so the rest of your travel times still all in the clear
including the nimitz and the eastshore freeway. 18 or 19 minutes on westbound 80 from the carquinez bridge to the maze. all the overnight roadwork that was happening between buchanan and powell, that is all now picked up. and mass transit also running like clockwork, as well. bart systemwide on time. they are running those trains until 3:00 this morning for new year's revelers out in the city of san francisco and around the rest of the bay area. golden gate ferries are operating on a holiday schedule today. muni metro is offering those free rides after 8:00 tonight straight through 5 a.m. tomorrow morning. and ace trains 1 and 3 on time out of the central valley. we'll show you what it looks like on the roads. they have not had to turn on the metering lights since i think christmas eve. it may have been the day before that. so obviously been seeing lighter-than-normal traffic conditions heading into san francisco from the east bay. looks great all across the incline heading towards yerba buena island. overnight roadwork is picked up there, as well. and if you are traveling along the peninsula, this is a live look at 101 near 3rd. and it continues to look like
this down into san bruno towards the airport, sfo, and down along the peninsula all the way into palo alto. delay and problem-free. the number of incidents on the chp report is nothing, very quiet including through antioch past "a" street into concord closer towards 242. milpitas westbound for silicon valley drivers at the limit. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." everyone wants to know what the weather is going to be like tonight. for that here's lawrence. >> no rain but that may be good for new year's eve. out the door we go, high pressure kind of breaking down a little bit a dirty ridge some of those clouds making their way over the top of it but we keep things dry. it is another "spare the air" day for today. and then starting the new year on the dry side again. it looks like we'll see some warmer temperatures as high pressure builds back in. several systems off the coastline though.
you have one here, one here and then another one up in the pacific northwest. unfortunately, none of these can truly break down this ridge. it's just too strong. so going to keep things dry. flying out of sfo or expecting anybody in, partly cloudy skies, no delays expected there. around the country though, it is going to be a cold new year's eve as we are seeing those temperatures really dropping some snow expected in chicago, about 17 degrees. 35 degrees and snow likely in new york. 56 partly cloudy into denver. and 53 and partly cloudy skies in houston. around the bay today temperatures generally in the 50s, low 60s coastside. some mid-60s possibly inside the bay. and also into the valleys. as we look out toward the new year temperatures expected to warm up on new year's day. then it looks like into thursday some of those numbers getting near 70 degrees. staying dry the next five to seven days. but your new year's day going to be unseasonably mild. the temperatures are going to be generally in the 60s. heading out tonight, grab a jacket. those numbers tonight will probably be the in 30s and 40s near midnight. and by the way, we have a big
game coming up this weekend. that's right. we have the 49ers at lambeau field at the frozen tundra. cloudy skies, the temperatures expected, 17 degrees. it is going to be very cold. truly! the frozen tundra out there. by the way, your sunrise time today 7:25. sunset at 5:01. now, that is football weather, guys. 17 degrees! >> 17 degrees?! oh. >> everything hurts. >> hope the 9ers can pull it out. >> a little wind but no snow. they could get a little snow on saturday. >> they will have to wear long sleeves and gloves. >> everything. >> yeah. >> we'll see. thanks, lawrence. well, if you signed up for health insurance through the "covered california" website, don't forget to pay. people who enrolled for coverage starting january 1 need to pay premiums by january 10th. invoices should be going out this week from insurance companies and you can still see a doctor before you send in the payment. >> if someone needs care in the beginning of january, they are going to get covered as long as they pay by january 10.
that health plan will reimburse them for care as long as they get in-network care. >> so far, about 400,000 californians have signed up. a quarter of them did it over the past four days. 5:49 now. keeping your cholesterol in check isn't just good for your heart. it could cut your risk of alzheimer's disease, as well. a new study out of usc found patients with high levels of bad cholesterol tend to have more harmful proteins tangled in their brains. they are known as amyloid plaque. and they are one of the hallmarks of alzheimer's disease. >> having that favorable cholesterol panel may be associated with a lower risk of alzheimer's disease. >> researchers looked at cholesterol levels and brain scans in nearly 75 older patients. previous studies have suggested a link between cholesterol and alzheimer's disease risk. but this study is the first to make the connection in people who are still alive. calorie information coming to millions of vending machines in the new year. new fda regulations will
require 10,000 vending machine operators nationwide to post restaurant style calorie count menus next to the snacks they sell. the result will be similar to the calorie count menus in restaurants as mentioned, customers will see the calories right next to their snack choice. so grabbing that snickers bar, good luck. >> time now 5:50. coming up, one mom gets a surprise of her life when she takes some surfing photos of her kids and sees that. >> plus, ready to ring in the new year? wait until you hear what a bargain chain restaurant is trying to charge people for dinner. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
a terrifying moment for a manhattan beach mom after snapping this photo of her sons playing in the ocean. she noticed a looming creature in the waves. shark or dolphin? one marine biologist says sharks have two triangle dorsal fins and a vertical tail. the image shows just one dorsal fin and a tail that looks like a dolphin. so there's still a possibility it could have been a shark. >> white shark of that size is hunting fish, small fish in the same areas dolphins are. places like manhattan beach coastal beach zones are places where dolphins and sharks can find food. >> hard to tell. sharks in southern california tend to be younger than 18 months old. experts say adults more likely to be found up here near the bay. >> get the kids out. new year's celebrations are already happening all around the world and we are just hours away from the big new year's ball dropping in times square. cbs reporter janelle burrell
reports. >> reporter: more than one million revelers expected to gather here in times square for the new year's eve ball drop and there will be plenty of security. police barricades are in place and as of 3 p.m. traffic won't be allowed near the square. people are crowding the square on monday night taking it all in early. >> we came out here to pretend like it's tomorrow night. >> reporter: the lights have been tested, the cameras in place and the crowds are ready to party. whether you're watching from the couch or here at the actual ball drop, more than a billion eyes around the world will be on the famous ball. this year weighing in at 11,875 pounds covered by more than 2500 waterford crystals. >> there's over 32,000 l.e.d.s on that ball using the brand- new technology. >> reporter: and if you are planning on being out here in times square for the big party,
a couple of things to keep in mind. no large bags or alcohol will be allowed in. and if you leave the area before the ball drops, you won't be allowed to return. in times square, janelle burrell, cbs news, new york. >> i have been there. it's nuts. >> i know. >> i like to watch from home. >> we watched it from our hotel room it was so crazy. you can expect to shell out a little more money, too. in new york city dining tonight. >> but would you pay $375 a person to eat at applebee's? >> nope. >> that's the going rate to party at two of the chain's locations in times square tonight. the dinner package includes a chef's buffet, open bar, dj and party favors. also, a people at tgi friday's in times square will be $299. >> pizza. >> nachos at home. >> no kidding. a late-night high-speed chase ended up in this mess in san francisco near golden gate
my daughter is alive. i don't care what they say. she's moving. >> a reprieve for a mother convinced her daughter is alive after being declared brain- dead. >> jahi mcmath is going to be kept on a ventilator for at least another week. >> this is what's left after a high-speed chase through some of the busiest parts of san francisco. the chase ended when the suspect crashed near the southeast corner of golden gate park. >> we were taking a nap and then all of a sudden we heard this big boom and we ran outside and seen black smoke and then orange smoke. >> a train collision sparks this massive fire in north dakota. residents of an entire town are being urged to evacuate. >> the lights have been tested, the cameras are in place and the crowds -- >> hey! >> --they are ready to party. >> the famous new year's eve ball is in place above times square. it will come down at the stroke
of midnight. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado email@example.com >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. >> they are celebrating somewhere right now. good morning, it's tuesday, the last day of the year. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. it may be bone dry, but the bay area could see some flooding in the next few days. this is a time of year when tides are especially high. >> i'm mark kelly live in san francisco where late night high- speed crash ended in a crash right here at golden gate park. coming up, where the suspect is this morning. >> i'm cate caugiran live in the newsroom. the family of jahi mcmath rejoicing after a last-minute reprieve. today what's next for the family now that the judge extended a restraining order to keep